* ALEX POV🌷*
“What was that?” Lia asked after we had settled down on the small pavement at the road side.
“Alex!” She called again when she saw that I made no attempt to answer her question.
“I’m sorry… I’m so sorry!” I begged instead.
” I know Alex! Trust me, I know you are sorry… But just answer my question. What was that Alex?” She asked.
This will be the first time she made such a lengthy sentence since I have known her.
“She must be really angry with me”I thought.
I knew how much she despise stealing. She prefer starving herself and begging to stealing.
“I’m sorry Lia. I’m truly sorry… When I got to the garbage can and was about to open it, I saw that purse and I thought it must be that the owner has forgotten it there so I took it. I never knew she was there until I heard her shout.” I explained to her.
I stared at her, expecting her to shout or to at least say something but all she did was sighed.
The main reason I took the purse was because of Amelia. I have always wish to buy her a nice meal someday, and when I saw that purse, I was more than happy that I would use whatever money that’s in there and buy us a better food to eat tonight.
She doesn’t know I knew about her indigestion. Amelia is passing through a lot a girl her age shouldn’t. I just pray for a saviour and helper for us.
*DWAYNE POV 🌹*
Slowly and steadily,I move closer to the two panhandler. I got to where they were sitting, and I saw a clear view of their bruised up body.
Oh Christ! The lady was having a small cut very close to her lip.
“Hi” I greeted them.
“Good morning sir” the guy replied but the lady didn’t.
“Why are you like this? I mean you are all bruised up” I ask directing at the boy because he seems to be the only one willing to chat with me.
“I….st…st…stole a woman purse, and she ordered some group of guys to beat us up” he explained with a broken voice.
What! A woman?
So it was a woman purse they stole earlier?
Why would she order to beat up a fellow human to this level?
Did she have a concience at all? I mean she can just collect her purse and leave the poor guys alone. I thought.
“A lady?” I asked again to be sure.
“Yes sir a lady. She was putting on a short yellow dress sir” I heard him say.
Wait! Short yellow dress? Isn’t that what that spoilt,rude, and arrogant brat was putting on earlier?
“What type of purse did you stole from her?”
“A small fancy shiny purse sir” he said.
This is now making a lot of sense. No wonder she arrived late. So the one who ordered their beating was Lucy??? She’s not just arrogant, clumsy, and rude but she’s also a human without concience.
“I swear sir I didn’t know she was the owner. I thought it was a lost purse” the guy said pleadingly.
Did he think am a police man?
” It’s okay” I replied him.
I looked over at the lady and her expression seems as if she hasn’t been listening to our conversation. I looked at them both and dip my hand into my pocket to retrieve the remaining cash I have there.
“Take this and maybe go and treat yourself in the hospital!” I said extending the Money to the guy. He was about to collect it when I heard the lady’s voice for the first time since I have standing there with them.
“Don’t” she said staring at the boy.
“Let’s go” she added standing up.
“I’m sorry… But thank you sir!” The guy quickly said before standing up too.
Holding hands, they walked pass me and,
That SCENT! I smelled that SCENT again!
“But where?…. Where?… Where? ” I keep asking myself.
I turned back to look at them, and I regretted not going after them earlier.
This life is just so cruel to some people.
“LUCY!….that bastard!” I said to myself with gritted teeth before shoving the cash back into my pocket.
I started my car engine,and drove home in anger and regret.
I got home and saw my mom in the living room. Without greeting her, I made my way upstairs to my room. I can’t believe she actually set me up on a date with a wretched guy.
When I got into my room, I threw my heels angrily and removed my clothes quickly.
First, it was those dirty and stinking beggars and another is mom set up with a poor guy.
“Ouuuch I’m damn hungry” I groaned.
I left my room and headed downstairs to go find something to eat in the kitchen.
“Lucy!” My mom shouted immediately she saw me.
“What mom? You want to set me up with a farmer this time around?”I retorted at her.
” What are you talking about?” She asked pretending not to know.
“You came in just now and walked pass me without greeting me and I know you saw me sitting down here. Where are your manners!?” She yelled at me and I flinched.
” Mom!…Mom!…Mom! What you did really angered me. Why would you set me up on a blind date with that kind of person hun? You need to see how shabbily he dressed. I was even ashamed to sit and chat with him” I told her.
” Shabbily? Ashamed to sit and chat?”she asked confusingly.
” Yes Mom” I replied her.
” Wait….are you sure it was Dwayne Moor you saw?” She asked again.
” Ahhhh Mom! Yes..it was him.”
“Dwayne Moor!” I told her.
” Now I can see and believe that you are dumb” she shouted at me.
” What! Dumb!? Mom!!!” I called loudly.
” Yes Lucy…you are dumb. Because if not, you won’t stand here and say the only heir the Moor’s family and the CEO of the Moor’s corporation is poor!” She said and my eyes widened.
“What ! CEO of Moor corporation? I asked disbelieved with widened eyes.